Toni Braxton had tumor in breast removed
On a serious note, singer Toni Braxton reveals in the latest issue of Us that the reason she missed the Nov. 25 finale of Dancing With the Stars is because she had a tumor removed from her breast the week before.
The lump had been discovered during a checkup in August, but didn't worry doctors, which is why she was allowed to continue filming the reality competition. By the time she was kicked off on Oct. 20, docs found that the mass was "still there and bigger," prompting a removal.
"Getting the boot on the show was actually a blessing in disguise for me," Braxton tells Us. "We have family history. My grandmother on my dad's side died of breast cancer, and I have aunts on both sides that have breast cancer."
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